Hi, not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but i promised I'd post my results as soon as I got my SSD. I went for the C300 128GB. Not the fastest drive in the benchmarks, but since I'm running with Sata II anyway.
About the TRIM support with anything other than the Intel or msahci drivers:
Originally Posted by bavarianblessed
Incorrect. You will also have TRIM support on AMD/Nvidia controllers by using the default Microsoft AHCI drivers.
In this situation however you are correct as the ASUS card uses a different controller all together.
After some digging it appears that the AMD and Marvel 91XX have infact been supporting TRIM for a while now.
Atleast that's what the AMD driver revision history suggests:
I haven't checked the Marvel driver, but that's kind or irrelavent for me.
I don't know why but for some reason a lot of people in recent posts are still claiming AMD/Marvel AHCI has no TRIM support. And by reading that I was under the same impression as well. So unless you know something I don't, you're wrong
Just make sure to get amd's latest AHCI drivers.
Anyway, here's my results (Dont think i'll waste money on an expansioncard that supports sata III, since i'm satisfied with current speeds)